Friday, June 22, 2007

AALL Action Alert--Help Needed Immediately on House FY 2008 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill


H.R. 2771, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act for FY 2008 and its accompanying Report
110-198, were filed late Tuesday night. The recommended amounts for the Government Printing
Office are not good.

H.R. 2771 is scheduled for a House floor vote Friday and we have just learned that Rep. Jeff
Flake (AZ-R-6) will offer an amendment that would reduce the recommended funding level for
GPO’s Congressional Printing and Binding (CP&B) by an additional $3.2 million. This is
especially bad news because during the full House Appropriations Committee mark-up
last week, $5 million of the recommended level was taken out of the CP&B.


Please contact the office of your House representative immediately through the US Capitol
Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Urge your representative to vote “No” on the Flake amendment (amendment #11) to
H.R. 2271.

The CP&B funding is crucial so that GPO can publish and distribute to federal depository libraries
the essential legislative resources of the 110th Congress, including the 2006 U.S. Code..

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